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Alaska Air Cancels Over 100 Flights as Pilots Picket Airports

Alaska Air Group Inc. canceled more than 100 flights on Friday as the carrier’s pilots picketed at five West Coast airports amid negotiations over a new labor contract.

The airline scrubbed about 14% of its schedule as of 2 p.m. New York time, according to data from Flightaware.com. Further flight cancellations could occur over the weekend due to the staffing disruptions, the Seattle-based company said in an emailed statement. “It takes everyone at Alaska to run a successful and reliable operation. Today, we fell short.”